• State Roads Crumble as Tax Fight Wears On

    October 28, 2015

    …With gas-tax revenues drying up as more fuel-efficient cars take over the roads in California and across the nation, the race to repair critical highway infrastructure before tragedy strikes is becoming more pressing. Read more

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  • Shoddy Roads Star in California Transportation Coalition Video

    October 23, 2015

    WATCH: Group pushes for road funding with images of deteriorating streets. Video courtesy of California Alliance for Jobs.

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  • Governor Brown’s Transportation Funding Plan

    October 15, 2015

    Click to access!

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  • 1st Conference Committee Hearing of Transportation Session

    October 14, 2015

    Special Session on Transportation Conference Committee Co-Chairs, Senator Beall and Assemblymember Gomez, have determined their initial hearing schedule. The first Conference Committee hearing of the Transportation Special Session, set for October 16th at 10:00am in Sacramento (State Capitol, Room 4202), is scheduled to be televised on CalChannel.  If you’re not planning to attend this event in person, we encourage you to tune in!

    The Fix Our Roads Coalition reports the Committee plans to examine various proposals to fund transportation infrastructure, with an emphasis on repairing California’s deteriorated highways, streets, and roads. The administration will present its funding proposal and the LAO will describe and compare this and other proposals. Witnesses will provide testimony from the local government, labor and business perspectives.

    In addition, the Co-Chairs have scheduled a second hearing for October 21st at 9:00am at Ontario City Hall (City Council Chambers, 303 East “B” Street, Ontario, CA).

    The Conference Committee was established with 10 members, with 5 representatives from each house on the Conference Committee:

    Assembly

    Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles

    Assemblymember Kevin Mullin, D – San Mateo

    Assemblymember Autumn Burke, D- Inglewood

    Assemblymember Melissa Melendez, R- Murrieta

    Assemblymember Jay Obernolte, R – Hesperia

    Senate

     Senator Jim Beall, D – San Jose

    Senator Connie Leyva, D – Chino

    Senator Ben Allen, D – Redondo Beach

    Senator Ted Gaines, R – El Dorado Hills

    Senator Anthony Canella, R – Merced

  • CORONA: 3 Workers Critical in 91 Overpass Collapse

    October 12, 2015

    7 of the 8 injured workers with the Atkinson Walsh Construction Joint Venture remain hospitalized, 3 of them critical… Read full story here. Read current update.  Video.

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  • Obernolte Shares First-year Trials, Tribulations

    October 8, 2015

    LUCERNE VALLEY — For a Republican freshman state assembly member in California, Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake) has had an unusually productive first year. Read more

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  • Traffic Deaths Climbing in California – Is There a Fix?

    September 27, 2015

    It’s an unfortunate downside to the recession’s end: As more people return to work and more cars hit the road, fatal accidents are on the climb. Nationally, road deaths jumped nearly 10 percent… Read more

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  • Ventura County Sees a Sales Tax Hike as a Fix for Transportation Problems

    September 27, 2015

    Darren Kettle, executive director of the Ventura Co. Transportation Commission, likes to tell a little story about how frustrated people can get with the local highway systemRead more

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  • Fix Our Transportation System Now

    September 17, 2015

    CNBC – Doug Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc.- Read now!

    (US) Business Roundtable White Paper on infrastructure funding (click to access).

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  • Contact Your Legislators

    September 9, 2015

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    To contact your legislators, click here.